International College of Angiology
Member, Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
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Membership (Fellowship) is the core around which the International College of Angiology is constructed. Fellowship in the College offers a direct means for individual, professional and scientific enrichment. It also provides the opportunity to utilize the support and resources offered by international associations, as well as to permit input into shaping and molding the specialty of angiology. Membership is open to any individual (with or without MD or PhD) who is actively interested in any aspect of experimental or clinical research in the cardiovascular system and qualifies by the criteria outlined below.
The changing character of community health services worldwide necessitates that we perfect the role of the angiologist on both the international and local level. The International College of Angiology assumes the responsibility to provide a comprehensive program for both the definition and training of the angiologist, as well as to speak for the specialty worldwide, and to develop a program for accomplishing these objectives.
The College represents a group of dedicated physicians and scientists who have a common interest in advancing the knowledge of the vascular system. These physicians and scientists meet several times each year to exchange their experiences. Through our programs of continuing medical education, an awareness of problems of the vascular system is generated, and the therapeutic means to solve these are disseminated. This information is then brought to the community level to result in improved patient healthcare.
Advantages of membership include:
Fellows are physicians or scientists with an advanced degree who have valid credentials indicating their professional interest; either medical, paramedical, investigational or educational, in the scientific or clinical disciplines concerned with cardiovascular medicine and/or surgery. Fellows have the right to hold an elective office within the College and voting rights at a general meeting. Fellows or the College receive a reduced rate of registration at the College's Annual World Congress, along with a choice of a PRINT or E-subscription to the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology.
Associate Fellows are physicians in training, and who have valid credentials indicating their professional interest in the scientific or clinical disciplines concerned with cardiovascular medicine and/or surgery. Associate Fellows may not have the right to hold an elective office, unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors, but do have voting rights at a general meeting. The maximum term of membership in this category is 3 years. Associate Fellows in good standing, are exempt from registration fees at the College's annual world congress or other ICA official workshops. Associate Fellows of the College receive an annual e-subscription to the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology.
Developing Countries: Those physicians applying for Fellowship and Associate Fellowship, and are from a developing country (please see our list of qualifying countries), and includes an annual e-subscription to the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology.
Affiliate Member are non-physicians, allied healthcare professionals (technologists, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists, physicians assistants) who have demonstrated an active interest in the objective of the College and the field of cardiovascular diseases. Affiliate Members receive an annual e-subscription to the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology.
Members are persons (non-physicians), scientists, or technologists with a PhD or the equivalent qualifications who have an active interest in the objectives of the College and who are not included in the above categories of membership. Members receive an annual e-subscription to the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology.
Student Members are medical and graduate students who have an active interest in the objectives of the College. This category in intended to promote the educational objectives of the College and to create enthusiasm in young students in the field of cardiovascular medicine and surgery.
Candidates for FELLOW OR ASSOCIATE FELLOW in the College must meet the following qualifications and submit the criteria as listed below when applying for membership. All categories of Fellows (Members) are required to pay an annual membership fee.
A candidate for membership must submit the following documents with the application.
Application Review Process
The Membership Committee shall have a full and unfettered right to approve or reject applications for membership in its absolute discretion. In the event of a refusal the Committee shall not be required to give any reason(s) thereof.
Completed applications in all categories, are shared with the Membership Committee for review. The Membership Committee provides the Board of Directors with recommended applicants for membership approval. Applications are reviewed every 30-days by our Membership Committee. Applicants are notified of their application status following review by the Membership Committee and ICA Board of Directors.
Annual Fellowship Fee
The yearly Fellowship fee is noted below for each category of Fellowship, and covers the period of 1 January to 31 December. Annual Fellowship Fee notices are mailed and the payment must be received before 31 December to ensure the delivery of the College's official journal, International Journal of Angiology early in the upcoming year (year N +1). Unless and until determined otherwise by the Board of Directors of the International College of Angiology, the current annual membership fees of the College are as outlined below:
|Full Fellow:||USD $475|
|Associate Fellow:||USD $280|
|Developing Country:||USD $242|
|Affiliate Fellow:||USD $225|
All annual membership fees shall be payable in advance of the first day of January each year. If any fellow (member) should fail to pay their annual membership fee for a period of twelve months, their fellowship (membership) shall be placed into a "temporary suspension" status, pending review by the Board of Directors of the College, and subsequently ipso facto cease to be a Fellow (Member) of the College. However, if at any time that Fellow (Member) provides the College a satisfactory explanation as to the reasons for failing to remit their annual membership fee, they may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors be readmitted into membership upon payment of all arrears dues.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to suspend or terminate the membership of any who fails to abide by the ICA's Membership Pledge, or who has ceased to become eligible for membership as prescribed in these rules or who has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct in their medical practice by the appropriate authority or anyone whose continued membership is determined by the Board of Directors to be detrimental to the College.
Payment Methods for Annual Membership Dues
Payment of annual membership dues are to be made in USD and can be made a follows:
By Credit Card
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card
By Bank Transfer: (An additional USD $35 transfer fee is required to be added to the total amount of the transfer)
Please make drafts payable to: International College of Angiology
Bank Name: Astoria Bank
Bank Branch: Port Washington, New York
Bank Address: 100 Main Street, Port Washington, New York 11050 USA
Account Name: International College of Angiology
Account Number: 8621143599
Routing Number: 221472815
Important: Please ensure that the full name of the ICA Member and Membership Account Number is stated on the bank transfer. All bank charges are the responsibility of the member and should be paid at source in addition to the annual membership fee. Membership or renewal thereof, will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment including the above bank transfer fee, payable to the International College of Angiology.